Category Archives: Canadian History

Victoria Day Thoughts (a bit early)

Enlarged pictures of a medallion approximately the size of a loonie To celebrate the arrival of Victoria Day in a few days’ time, I decided to photograph a medallion I purchased some years ago for less than $10, if I … Continue reading

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St. George’s Day (Belated)

“St. George and the dragon” design on a Canadian bank token Yesterday I was busy with one thing and another, and wasn’t able to commemorate St. George’s Day here, although I’m pleased to see that–not surprisingly–Taylor & Company did. Today’s … Continue reading

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2007 Numismatic Trivia Question

I just received my first 2007 coin as change the other day. From the Canadian Numismatic Association journal (vol. 51.3, p. 140): “Throughout history, which person, during his (or her) lifetime, appeared for the longest time on the currency of … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC

Thunderbird Park at the Royal British Columbia Museum Victoria is my favourite city in the province because it is also one of the most historical places in the province. At Victoria the heritage of colonial England meets with the heritage … Continue reading

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